PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2009-1-IE1-COM06-00712

Bringing Europe Alive through Reading and Storytelling

Comenius multilateral partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Ireland
  • Finland
  • Poland
  • France
  • Italy
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    St. Patrick’s Primary School

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Primary school

    ADDRESS

    Dublin Rd – Tuam

    CONTACT PERSON

    Steve Lane

    Bringing Europe Alive through Reading and Storytelling

    The title of the partnership was '' Bringing Europe Alive through Reading and Storytelling'', (BEARS). The focus of the project was storytelling and bears were used as the project mascots. The bears were named in the schools and travelled on the mobilities. They were used as the vehicle for information exchange among the schools. There was a twofold focus to the project: Literacy was developed through the medium of storytelling. We felt that storytelling was a very child centred way of exploring the pupils localities, learning about their geographical and historical context , developing literacy skills and just sharing stories. The second focus was on developing European citizenship through the establishment of contacts and making of friendships with children in other schools. We learned about the stories of our partner schools and shared our stories with them. We allowed our students to experience the thrill of creating and collaborating in the creation of a shared story. We also allowed our students view society in the partner schools.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Ireland
  • Finland
  • Poland
  • France
  • A Typical Italian School Day

    Powerpoint presentation that shows through the eyes of the bear, the mascot of the project, the diary of an ordinary Italian school day with photos and comments.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Pupils, Students, Teachers

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Didactic material

    AVAILABILITY

    To be ordered to laurapt@alice.it

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes